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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A singularly distinctive beer that represents our finest brewing efforts, Walker’s Reserve is a elegant dark ale featuring robust flavors of toffee, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. This brew employs five specialty malts, as well as oat and barley flakes, for added complexity and flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Dark brown to nearly an opaque black body. Thin but persistant tan head. No lacing.
Roasted malts and chocolate are the predominant aromas. Some hop aromas are there too.
Smoky, chocolate flavors. Nice hop bite. Flavors start big but thin out slightly. Nice lingering roasted-bitter aftertaste. The more you drink, the more the bitterness sticks with you.
A prickly mouthfeel that is a bit astringent. Not exactly smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2006 Rerate 1/18/06: Bottle shared by beeryum: Pours a dark, yet transparent brown with a thin, lightly-lacing wispy tan head. Dark roasty malt aroma has some fresh green hoppiness, similar to Flying Dog Gonzo. Body starts with a mild dark caramel sweetness turning more bitter with some ashy coffee toward the finish.

Darkish brown color with a big cream-colored lacy head. Soft sweet malty aroma with a faint hint of dark chocolate. Body is bittersweet, roasty, and well balanced. Lacks the texture and fullness of flavor I look for in a good porter. Not a bad effort, but slightly over-rated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2003
a stout-hued porter, a single neon ruby light beams like a forlorn lighthouse in the sooty darkness. the head was attractive, a sheep skin colored cushion of foam and sharp skid marks of lace. seemingly aroma challenged tho, light roasty oak and grape, cane sugar. very smoth, medium bodied, understated bitterness, moderate sweetness, edge-scorched oak, coffee and pie crusts with a diminutive flavoring of peach skins. moderate alcohol impact. tasty, well-constructed mid-range beer, but conspicuously lacks "bigness".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
Very dark brown. Nose is roasty with coffee. Great roastiness in the body with a bittersweet middle. Light coffee notes towards the end. Marries well, nice work here.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
Very opaque blackness. Cocoa, chocolate and the usual suspects. Milky rich chocolate notes. Simple porter. It just happends to be really effin' good simple porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
The bitterness lingers and lingers, like with ultra-dark Belgian chocolate that you bake with...it's almost too much for a Porter that doesn't have the word Imperial in its name. Dry and possessing the usual roast/burnt flavor with less than average sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee and malt. Taste malt, coffee and chocolate. Semi-drying palate almost like having coffee breath.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Poured a deep dense brown. The head was tan and deflated. Aromas were of chocolate initially and then some coffee and roasted malts emerge. A big roasted malt flavor that hinted at coffee and chocolate. Bitter initially and a good dry finish. Light to medium body. Full flavor but a little thinner than I normally like in a porter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
Nice roasted coffee aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Very quaffable. Had it on draft and I'd have it again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 8, 2003
Eclipse brown color. Medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. A lighter bodied porter. Malts are roasted, chocolate and carmely. Hops are grapefruit and citrus. Well balanced. It’s a little lighter bodied for a porter, but still a very nice, very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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